Trending {Save The Dates!!!}

Trends seem to explode with more umph than ever before. With the speed at which information now travels via social sites like Facebook and Pinterest, the arrival of a trend can happen overnight – literally! People constantly pinning and re-pinning and then facebook-ing a cute idea they saw from someone across the country can turn into a trend frenzy!

One of the hottest wedding trends out there right now is funky fun save the dates. The announcement of your engagement and your finally decided upon wedding date is big deal and people go to great lengths to make sure their announcement is unlike any other.

Save the dates have taken a turn in the last decade; instead of a bland 3-liner card with names, dates and a location, we now have brightly colored, differently textured announcements with a twist! Couples can choose anything from vintage-inspired elegance to multi-fonted infographics listing their entire timeline from the moment they met up to the proposal (another hot trend running now).

With international companies like Minted and Wedding Paper Divas, anyone can find a save the date to fit any style or photo with an easy ordering process. And with great locals like LOL Letterpress and Rock Paper Scissors, you can get a wonderful hands-on experience with personalization & elegant touches.

The greatest thing about the newly renovated save the date wedding invite industry is the customization now available to the consumer. Sure, before you could go into a shop, look at a HUGE binder of cards with filigree type-face, linen papers, creamy envelopes with metallic inks and choose what you wanted…but in todays market, you can choose from a multitude of styles, designs and colors. People have come to show a sense of humor through their save the dates, and really show off their couple personality, and isn’t that what its all about? Announcing to your friends and family the two of you coming together as one? Why not do it with a little personality?

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Eddie + Esse got hitched! {Wedding San Diego}

For once I wanted to start a post with a picture rather than words, because this picture just doesn’t need any! I love love LOVE Esse’s understated Mona Lisa-ish smile here!

It’s going to be hard to write this one without using the word love way too much…there was just so much of it going around at this beautiful blessed event! Seeing and trying to capture the connection between Eddie and Esse was such a joy and it made their wedding truly special.

(This amazing arch inspired the details of the wedding – lots of elegant swirls and seashells.)

Eddie and Esse both have incredibly big hearts and the love they’ve given is clearly returned by the wonderful friends and family that surrounded them throughout the day. (Esse has nannied about 12 children and just became mom to Eddie’s beautiful daughter as well!)

From the moments with their closest friends getting ready, to the farewell from the last guest, excitement and well wishes surrounded this gorgeous couple.

Humphrey’s on Shelter Island made a lovely backdrop to the “I Do”s (and everyone on staff was delightful and gracious as well!). Not too much hesitation in relinquishing Esse to Eddie’s capable hands :)!

It was apparent how close these two keep their families and friends by the amount of love going around the reception.  Eddie’s best man “got something in his eye” during his toast, Esse’s father showed off his abundant love for his beautiful daughter in what was possibly the longest. toast. ever ;-)  and Esse’s sister’s sentiments caused gasping and tears (good ones!).  And that was only the toasts. Primo DJs did an amazing job keeping the party going and Eddie+Esse also had me bring the photobooth for some reception fun!! Check back soon for a highlights reel!

There were so many perfect moments that day, but their love for each other truly outshone everything else – it’s clear these two were made for each other!

Wedding Details:

Venue/caterer: Humphrey’s

Coordinator and Flowers: California Wedding Divas

DJ: Primo DJ’s

Videographer: Tom Jensen